Functions of mountaineering shoes
For many professional backpackers, the choice to buy climbing shoes is to see this function, which is not comparable to sneakers or ordinary travel shoes. Most tourists generally pay more attention to the comfort of shoes, but less attention is paid to the waterproof and breathability of shoes. According to professional tests, the heat dissipation time of a pair of wet feet is about 23 times that of dry feet. And in the open air, a pair of wet feet can easily frostbite or be harmed. In addition, a pair of wet shoes is heavy, which adds burden to walking.
The soles of mountaineering shoes are also very distinctive. Different manufacturers have designed different patterns according to their own research. Of course, most of them are still based on large corrugated soles, which helps to increase the skid resistance of the shoes.
3. foot protection function
Outdoor activities, whether mountaineering or hiking, long-term, large amount of exercise for the foot has formed a huge load. Therefore, mountaineering shoes should provide very good foot protection functions. In addition to the above waterproof and skid-proof, the design and materials of hiking shoes must take into account the provision of adequate protection for the ankles, foot plates and toes.
The three indicators above are mainly about comfort. Durability is also an essential indicator for mountaineering shoes used in harsh outdoor environments. Early hiking shoes used more bright lines, so the appearance looks very simple, but there are also wear-resistant shoe body problems. The new hiking shoes have very few bright lines and wear resistance. In addition to the design factors, the durability and durability of shoes are also determined. Generally speaking, full leather shoes are more durable than mixed ones, and Vibram soles are more durable than ordinary rubber soles.